Osborne Clarke has been named as one of only 20 elite firms in the list of the world's best data law firms researched and compiled by Global Data Review.
Osborne Clarke is also ranked as one of only five data litigation "standout firms" in the global ranking.
The GDR 100 2021 is Global Data Review's annual list which profiles the world’s best data law firms. It is the only global ranking that captures the capabilities, track record and market reputation of the leading firms – and the first data law ranking that does not exclusively focus on data protection and privacy.
The GDR 100 says that the top 20 elite firms "deliver cutting-edge advice to household name clients around the world, and which between them handle the lion’s share of the cross-border work we’ve seen."
Osborne Clarke's international data practice operates across the UK, EU and from China and Singapore but advises clients on matters in almost every global jurisdiction. Its offices in Silicon Valley and New York advise US global tech giants, as well as cutting edge start-ups, on EU and UK legal and regulatory regimes.
The team provides comprehensive capability in both contentious and non-contentious data protection and information law issues, including cybersecurity, data breach response, regulatory investigations, data litigation (including post-data breach group actions), GDPR advisory, IP and bleeding-edge data matters such as the development of competition law to improve data-sharing.
Osborne Clarke partners mentioned in the GDR 100 2021 ranking include Flemming Moos, Ashley Hurst, Charlie Wedin, John Buyers, Tamara Quinn, Mark Taylor, Chia-Ling Koh, Nick Johnson, and Béatrice Delmas-Linel.
Flemming Moos, International Head of Data Protection, said: "It is great to get this recognition from a source that really knows the data market. It reflects our strength in advising beyond compliance on the issues that matter most to international clients."
Ashley Hurst, International Head of Tech, Media & Comms and Co-Head of the Cyber and Contentious Data practice said: "The traditional directories continue to focus non-contentious aspects of data protection. GDR tracks all data litigation and public data breaches and so we are delighted that our specialist contentious practice has been recognised in this way in an increasingly competitive market."
Global Data Review is a leading news and intelligence resource covering the law and regulation of all types of data all around the world.